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ARTF1047 Module Reading List

The English Country House: Making and Meaning, 2020/21, Semester 2
Kerry Bristol
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Airs, Malcolm, The Tudor & Jacobean Country House. A Building History (Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1995), pp.3-22    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Arnold, Dana, The Georgian Country House: architecture, landscape and society (Stroud: Sutton, 1998), pp. 1-19, reprinted in Architecture and Design in Europe and America, 1750-2000, ed. by Abigail Harrison Moore and Dorothy C. Rowe (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006), pp. 59-73 + commentary by Harrison Moore on pp. 29-48    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Barker, Emma, ‘Heritage and the Country House’ in Contemporary Cultures of Display, ed. by Emma Barker (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), pp. 201-228    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Franklin, Jill, The Gentleman’s Country House and its Plan 1835-1914 (London, Boston and Henley: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981), pp. 1-23, 39-85, 85-106     

 Girouard, Mark, The Victorian Country House, 2nd edn (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1979), pp. 1-118     


Girouard, Mark, Life in the English Country House (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1978), pp. 267-298    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 


Hewison, Robert, The Heritage Industry: Britain in a Climate of Decline (London: Methuen, 1987), pp. 51-80   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Jackson-Stops, Gervase, and James Pipkin, The English Country House. A Grand Tour (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985), pp. 44-63, 82-99, 100-119, 120-137     

Mauchline, Mary, Harewood House. One of the Treasure Houses of Britain (Ashbourne: MPC, 1992), pp. 7-41    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Summerson, John, Architecture in Britain 1530-1830 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1993), pp. 58-89, 103-141, 233-271, 295-323, 334-353, 377-409     

Walsh, Kevin, The Representation of the Past: museums and heritage in the post-modern world (London: Routledge, 1992), pp. 116-147     

Waugh, Evelyn, Brideshead Revisited, second edition (London: Penguin, 1951), preface     Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Ackerman, James S., The Villa. Form and Ideology of Country Houses (London: Thames and Hudson, 1990)

Airs, Malcolm, The Buildings of Britain: Tudor and Jacobean (London: Barrie and Jenkins, 1982)

Arciszewska, Barbara and Elizabeth McKellar, Articulating British Classicism: new approaches to eighteenth-century architecture (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)

Arnold, Dana (ed.), The Georgian Villa (Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1996)

Aslet, Clive, The Last Country Houses (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1982)

Aslet, Clive, The Edwardian Country House. A Social and Architectural History (London: Frances Lincoln, 2012)  

Ayres, James, Domestic Interiors: the British tradition, 1500-1850 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003)

Christie, Christopher, The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999)

Cliffe, J.T., The World of the Country House in Seventeenth-century England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999)

Clifton-Taylor, Alec, The Pattern of English Building (London: Faber, 1972)

Cook, Olive, The English Country House: An Art and a Way of Life (London: Thames and Hudson, 1974)

Coope, Rosalys, ‘The Long Gallery; Its Origins, Development, Use and Decoration’, Architectural History, 29 (1986), 43-84

Cornforth, John, Early Georgian Interiors (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004)

Cornforth, John, The Country Houses of England, 1948-1998 (London: Constable, 1998)

Cornforth, John, The Inspiration of the Past: country house taste in the twentieth century (Harmondsworth: Viking in association with Country Life, 1985)

Dixon, Roger and Stefan Muthesius, Victorian Architecture (London: Thames and Hudson, 1978)

Downes, Kerry, The Architecture of Wren (London: Granada, 1982)

Downes, Kerry, Vanbrugh (London: A. Zwemmer, 1977)

Downes, Kerry, Hawksmoor (London: Thames and Hudson, 1969)

Downes, Kerry, English Baroque Architecture (London: Zwemmer, 1966)

Downes, Kerry, Hawksmoor (London: Zwemmer, 1959)

Elton, Arthur, Brett Harrison and Keith Wark, Researching the Country House: a guide for local historians (London: Batsford, 1992)

Foss, Arthur, Country House Treasures (London: National Trust and Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980)

Gerard, Jessica, Country House Life; Family and Servants 1815-1914 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1994)

Gilbert, Christopher, ‘Chippendale’s Patrons in Yorkshire’, The Magazine Antiques, January 1990, 308-323 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Gilbert, Christopher, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall: a catalogue of the Leeds collection ([Leeds]: National Art Collections Fund and Leeds Art Collections Fund, 1978-1998)

Gilbert, Christopher and Anthony Wells-Cole, The Fashionable Fire Place 1660-1840 (Leeds: Leeds City Art Galleries, 1985)

Gilbert, Christopher, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale (Bristol: Artlines (UK) Ltd., 1978)

Girouard, Mark, Robert Smythson and the Elizabethan Country House (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983)

Girouard, Mark, Elizabethan architecture: its rise and fall, 1540-1640 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2009)

Ham House. 400 Years of Collecting and Patronage, ed. by Christopher Rowell (New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the National Trust, 2013)

Hardyment, Christina, Behind the Scenes. Domestic Arrangements in Historic Houses (London: The National Trust, 1997)

Harris, Eileen, The Genius of Robert Adam. His Interiors (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001)

Harris, John, The Palladian Revival: Lord Burlington, His Villa and Garden at Chiswick (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1994)

Hodgkinson, Albert, A History of Harewood and District (Harewood: [?], 1993)

Holmes, Michael, The Country House Described (Winchester: Saint Paul’s Bibliographies in association with Victoria & Albert Museum, 1986)

Horn, Pamela, Ladies of the Manor: Wives and Daughters in Country House Society 1830-1918 (Far Thrupp: Sutton, 1991)

Howard, Maurice, The Early Tudor Country House: Architecture and Politics 1490-1550 (London: George Philip, 1987)

Hussey, Christopher, English Country Houses, Mid-Georgian 1760-1800 (London: Country Life Ltd., 1956)

Hussey, Christopher, English Country Houses, Late Georgian, 1800-1840 (London: Country Life Ltd, 1958)

Hussey, Christopher, English Country Houses, Early Georgian 1715-1760 (London: Country Life Ltd., 1965)

Jackson-Stops, Gervase, et al., The Fashioning and Functioning of the British Country House (Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1989)

Kelsall, M.M., The Great Good Place; The Country House and English Literature (New York and London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993)

Kenny, Virginia, The Country House Ethos in English Literature, 1688-1750 (Brighton: Harvester, 1984)

King, David, The Complete Works of Robert and James Adam and Unbuilt Adam (Oxford: Architectural Press, 2001)

Lees-Milne, James, English Country Houses: Baroque (Feltham: Country Life, 1970)

Lewis, Judith L., ‘When a House is Not a Home: Elite English Women and the Eighteenth-Century Country House’, Journal of British Studies, 48:2 (April 2009), 336-363

Linstrum, Derek, West Yorkshire: Architects and Architecture (London: Lund Humphries, 1978)

Littlejohn, David, The Fate of the English Country House (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)

Mandler, Peter, The Fall and Rise of the Stately Home (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1997)

McBride, Kari Boyd, Country house discourse in early modern England: a cultural study of landscape and legitimacy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001)

Pevsner, Nikolaus, Some Architectural Writers of the Nineteenth Century (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972)

Rykwert, Joseph, The Brothers Adam: the men and the style (London: Collins, 1985)

Sambrook, Pamela A., Keeping Their Place: Domestic Service in the Country House (Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2005)

Sambrook, Pamela A., The Country House Servant (Stroud: Sutton, 1999)

Saumarez Smith, Charles, Eighteenth Century Decoration: design and the domestic interior in England (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1993)

Saumarez Smith, Charles, The Building of Castle Howard (London: Faber, 1990)

Saumarez Smith, Charles, ‘Supply and Demand in English Country House Building’, Oxford Art Journal, 11:2 (1988), 3-9

Stillman, Damie, Neo-Classical Architecture (London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1988)

Strong, Roy, Marcus Binney and John Harris, The Destruction of the Country House, 1875-1975 (London: Thames and Hudson, 1974)

Summerson, John, The Classical Language of Architecture (London: Methuen, 1964)

Summerson, John, ‘The Classical Country House in 18th-century England’, in The Unromantic Castle (London: Thames and Hudson, 1990), pp. 79-120

Thornton, Peter and Maurice Tomlin, The Furnishing and Decoration of Ham House (London: Furniture History Society, 1980)

Thornton, Peter, Authentic Decor: the domestic interior 1620-1920 (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1984)

Tinniswood, Adrian, The polite tourist: a history of country house visiting (London: National Trust, 1998)

Walton, Peter, Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds: a catalogue of the Leeds Collection (Bradford: Manningham Press, 1976)

Watkin, David, English Architecture: A Concise History, revised edition (London: Thames & Hudson, 2001)

Wells-Cole, Anthony, Historic Paper Hangings from Temple Newsam and other English houses (Leeds: Leeds City Art Galleries, 1983)

Wilson, Richard and Alan Mackley, Creating paradise: the building of the English country house, 1660-1880 (London: Hambledon and London, 2000)

Wittkower, Rudolf, Palladio and English Palladianism (London: Thames and Hudson, 1991)

This list was last updated on 16/07/2020